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Writing box (Suzuribako) with Pines, Hawk, and Sparrows

Edo period (1615–1868)
18th century; lid probably relacquered in the 19th century
Lid: black lacquer ground with gold and silver togidashi maki-e and metal inlayInterior: nashiji ground with gold and silver hiramaki-e
H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); W. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); D. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. George A. Crocker (Elizabeth Masten), 1937
Accession Number:
Not on view
Elizabeth Masten Crocker , New York (until d. 1937; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds in the Art of Japan," February 2, 2013–July 28, 2013.

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